Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Collector Books; 1 edition (May 1, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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The earlier volumes have the more common patterns, title should reflect this. I, like others, have never seen more than a couple of these pieces. A good book otherwise, though would have liked to know which items are available in each pattern instead of just the number of items in each. It is difficult to determine if you would like to collect a certain pattern otherwise. Book seems to hint that more information is known, but just not included. In nearly all cases, the pictures are excellent. Index includes previous volumes, a great help.
Gene Florence has let true glass collectors down with this book. With so many etch patterns to identify, he chooses instead to cover more obscure things like Cathay Crystal. I did not solve one glass mystery with this book and wish I had saved my money. Also, again, he chose to completely ignore Maryland Glass. Although a fan, I cannot let this one slide. Save your money and don't bother with this one.
Superb photography with very clear close ups, of even the most minute detail make this a great reference book for quick 'ID' ing of rare glassware patterns. I was finally able to ID three pieces of rare glassware when I had, not been able to find references for them. Thumbs up from me, a very useful glassware pattern reference book
This volume has wonderful photos, 3 per page x 179 pages. Of the 4 pieces I was trying to ID none of them showed up. To be fair they did not show up in the other 3 books that I have. There wasn't any suggested values which was a minor disapointment. I am not an expert and this book will be helpful but not as helpful as I had hoped it would be.
Was a good book, but if you already have guide 1,2, or 3 it was mostly repeats with different picture views. If this is your first guide it is a great one!!
Hopefully I will be able to use this book to identify some of the glass patterns that I have collected. Good pictures and descriptions.
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